One Thing That’ll Wreck Your Kids’ Lives…for Good

A reminder to make praying together a staple for your family

“Daddy, who are we praying for today? And can we start praying together at the table again?” Those are the words our 7-year-old said the other day. We were five or six days into 21 Days of Prayer with our church, and we’d missed a couple days because our 11-year-old had surgery.

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What he said was just a small window into the truth my pastor spoke to me the first time we went through 21 Days of Prayer with our kids. He said, “Your kids will never recover from this.” I’ve witnessed this firsthand. Prayer has changed our family and prayer with our kids has wrecked their lives…for good.

I’m one of the keynote speakers sharing my story of failure to success at the award-winning Fail Fest — a one-day event focused on celebrating success from failure!

Fail Fest 2017 - Keynote Speaker Jackie Bledsoe

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Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Event: Fail Fest 2017
Venue: Launch Indy
Location: 525 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

An Educator at Our Kids’ School Told Us We Were Parenting Wrong

3 Things to Help You Parent Like a Champion

We’ve been homeschooling one or all of our kids for over eight years. Our boys first and only school experience was via homeschooling. That is until last Fall when we made a big shift and sent our boys to “regular” school.

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It was at one of their school’s periodic Saturday School Seminars that an educator shared with us the right, or best, way to parent our boys, and what we were doing was not it.

My friend and mentor, Jeff Goins, host of The Portfolio Life, interviews me about my “overnight success” story. Not!

We discuss my journey from the trenches, writing 50 blog posts a month, and how you can discover your unique offering to the world.

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Date: August 2, 2017
Appearance: Myth of the Overnight Success: Interview with Jackie Bledsoe
Outlet: The Portfolio Life
Format: Podcast
Daddy-Daughter | Jackie Bledsoe and Jaicey Bledsoe

My daughter turns 17 today! Wow, it seems like yesterday I was carrying her in my arms.

The relationship between a dad and his daughter is truly a special one. Here are some of my favorite daddy-daughter posts… (more…)

Robert Mallon, host of The Lions Pride, interviews me on some of the secrets of a successful marriage that enabled me to withstand losing a job, homelessness, massive business failures, and a career pivot.

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Date: July 20, 2017
Appearance: Secrets of a Successful Marriage on The Lions Pride Podcast
Outlet: The Lions Pride
Format: Podcast

Stop It! Just Stop It! Your Spouse is Not the Source of All Your Problems

Don't make your spouse the enemy...sometimes the enemy is "in-a-me"

My email inbox, as well as my Facebook messages box, gets filled from time to time with messages from people asking for help in their marriage. I’m always willing to help, as I believe God has equipped me to do just that. But sometimes there isn’t much I can do to help.

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It’s not that the problem is too big to fix, it’s the perception of the problem. Many times the spouse reaching out for help is not really reaching out for help. They’re reaching out to vent about what they believe to be the source of all their problems — their spouse!

25 Things Your Wife Will Love To Hear You Say

If your marriage is like mine, sometimes your wife could use some encouragement. If you are like me, it is not always easy for your wife to be married to you. I admit I can be tough to deal with sometimes. You can probably say the same. But sometimes we do get it right, and sometimes we say exactly what our wives need to hear from us at that time.

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